| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:06 AM
The show: Yale Repertory Theatre production of “American Night: The Ballad of Juan José”
First impressions: Richard Montoya’s wild vaudevillian mash-up, developed by the Chicano/Latino performance theater group Culture Clash and director...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 4:01 AM
In the midst of new plans and strategies for arts funding in the state, I'd like to suggest still another -- and it's offered gratis -- without a consulting fee attached. (No, you're welcome).
I'm calling it "5-50-500."
It would give the five Tony...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 10:18 AM
Rob Campbell and Susannah Schulman head the cast in the Yale Repertory Theatre production of William Shakespeare’s "The Winter's Tale," directed by Obie Award-winner Liz Diamond, at the University Theatre (222 York St.) March 16 to April 7....
| Aug 24, 2012
| 7:09 AM
There's something about Hedda.
"Hedda Gabler," that is, the titular character in Henrik Ibsen's classic "new woman" tale, the original housewife of Oslo County, the gal who has attitude, aptitude and is one mean shot. The inscrutable character has...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 7:31 AM
Brooke Bloom will be the title role in David Adjmi’s “Marie Antoinette,” when it has its world premiere co-production with American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass. (where it will play Sept. 1 to 29) and New Haven’s Yale...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 10:43 AM
Paula Vogel's "A Civil War Christmas," which had its world premiere at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre in 2008, will have its New York bow next season at off-Broadway's New York Theatre Workshop which launched the musical "Rent" and the current Broadway...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 3:55 AM
American Theater just got an historic gift.
Now the question is: Can Connecticut theaters capitalize on it?
The Robina Foundation gave Yale Repertory Theatre and the Yale School of Drama $18 million gift to permanently endow and continue the Yale Center...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 8:42 PM
The show: The world premiere of “The Realistic Joneses” by Will Eno at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven.
First impressions: I’m a loss for words. Words, what are they anyway? Language, in small doses. Bite-sized Chewables. They&...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 8:53 AM
Are Connecticut theaters missing out on a new audience? New engagement? New revenue?
The thought occurred to me when a colleague asked me a simple question: How can she buy a gift certificate for someone who can then choose whatever show they want...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Through April 7, at UConn's Connecticut Repertory Theatre, crt.uconn.edu
Now that everybody's had a chance to do Spring Awakening, not to mention Hair and Rent, what other modern angry-young-men shows are there for high school or college...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 9:24 AM
For his first full season as Center Stage artistic director, Kwame Kwei-Armah focused on works that could spark conversation about a variety of heady issues. Midway through that season, he has unveiled a very different theme for the next one.